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"How is everybody doing?"

Translation:Pehea kākou?

November 7, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeraldMath4

The English doesn't suggest that I or the person I'm asking is included in "everybody." It could mean, "How are all of them doing?" No! I can't believe I wrote such a stupid thing a month ago. "All of them would be "lākou," not "kākou," which always includes the speaker and the addressees.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kileli
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Maybe this could be translated as "How are we all (doing)?" ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheMCTroller

I put them in the wrong order oops


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rabelon

"Doing" is.a misleading prompt. "To do" is "hana."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kelii....

With the interrogative How, the context is asking how they are feeling.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neil89554

Couldn't this translate as "pehea oukou" ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeraldMath4

You'd think so. ('oukou) "How are you all doing?" But maybe kākou is more Hawaiian, like "Aloha kākou," "Hi, everybody." Include yourself in the group.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kelii....

This seems like such an ‘Ekela thing to say. :)

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